‘Arrow’ Review: I Will Never Accept that [Spoiler] is Dead

The writers are really pulling out all the stops on this season’s Arrow. It’s the least predictable season yet. Even when you think something will happen, they pull you in a different direction. We may not have the Green Arrow, but there’s a lot going on and a lot of characters fighting for what’s right, justice or just to survive.

Let’s first start with Oliver (Stephen Amell) because I think he’s in the direst state at the moment. A psychiatrist tried to evaluate him but he wasn’t getting what Oliver was saying. I kept shaking my head but I think that’s because I didn’t understand what was going on at first. He was trying to reform him. Oliver doesn’t need to be reformed and I don’t know what this doctor’s endgame is, but I’m not happy, and I’m a little scared. When the doctor was done with him, for this episode, Oliver no longer said his name, just his inmate number. That can’t be a good sign.

The other character I’m most worried about is Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). She’s pushing the limits to protect her family, which I get. I just worry about what will be left. I’m not saying I don’t want to see her go down this path, because I’m enjoying it but that doesn’t mean I can’t worry about it too. The thing I like the most about this path is the allies she’s gaining along the way. First with Rene (Rick Gonzalez), and then with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), which was who I thought she should team up with in the first place.

This is an interesting team up. Laurel doesn’t want her to cross the line until it matters at least, and I liked that she’s keeping Felicity in check and actually making Felicity more productive. I guess an evil Laurel was exactly what she needed to get this mission done. I’m loving this team up and it’s shadowing somethings for the future, not before we saw the future for ourselves.

In this week’s flash forward we see that Felicity owns her own tech company and Laurel says the Felicity on her earth owned an empire. Clearly, our Felicity has that in her too, which any of us could have told you that, but it comes true. Unfortunately, when we see Star City and Felicity’s company in the future, it’s all a mess. It seems a little like the state Gotham is in. Worn down and no one left except vigilantes to clean it up.

It’s interesting to see that Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) is a vigilante again and Rene’s daughter, Zoe (Eliza Faria), is too. Zoe, it makes sense but at where we see Dinah now, it’s crazy to think that she went back to being a vigilante.

The worst thing we found out in the flash forward was that Felicity is dead. I don’t believe it. I can’t believe it. There’s no way. There has to be another explanation. I won’t accept that she’s dead.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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